'No God? No Problem!' Say Humanist Group's New Holiday Ads

November 23, 2009

Author: Leslie Miller



This just in: the American Humanist Association is launching a new "national" ad campaign similar to its controversial ads in Washington, D.C., last year, where the group is based. The ads will appear in transit systems in five cities: Washington, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Featuring pictures of smiling people wearing Santa hats, the ads seems to be again intended to stir up publicity with their provocative message: "No God? ... No Problem!"


Just in time for Christmas shopping season: The first ads will appear in Washington by this weekend, in 200 buses, 50 train cars and on the sides or backs of 20 buses. Starting in December, they'll also appear on buses in the other four cities.

"We're hoping this campaign will build awareness about the humanist movement and our ethical life philosophy -- particularly among the 'nones': the rapidly growing percentage of people who claim no religion," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, in the news release.